Well my trip is almost coming to a close so I thought I would spend the day shopping since I really hadn’t done any on this trip yet. But I wanted to make a stop at the V&A Museum first to check out their Fashion exhibit. It seemed fitting for the shopping day I was about to embark on.
The V & A Museum
It really is amazing to see how fashion has changed over the years. Some of the pieces I loved.
By Charles Frederick Worth 1881
The Piano Dress by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel 1995
‘Watteau’ evening dress by Viviene Westwood 1996
Now for the shopping. I had to make a stop at Harrod’s just because and ended up buying a pair of shoes. It is truly a remarkable store. The kids section is ridiculous and for all of those people that love to dress up their dogs….they would be in doggie heaven. Things you thought you would never need for your dog, they have.
I moved on to Oxford street and spent the rest of the day there. I did myself proud. Bought another pair of shoes and a few other things. I didn’t want to return to Vancouver with zero money so I turned around and made my way back home.
I met up with Jen and George for a drink In Notting Hill at Beach Blanket Babylon (www.beachblanket.co.uk/home.html). It has a really cool decor and a great drink list but the service was a bit slow. And don’t expect to order a beer. They only have two beers available…this is a place for cocktails only!
We then went down the street to this Thai restuarant called Walmer Castle. The bottom is a typical pub but upstairs is a tastefully decorated Thai restaurant. A little different from what you walk in to downstairs. The food was excellent and along with the Prosecco we had a great time! Another great night in London.
Portobello Road in Notting Hill